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Events Japan

Tokyo 2020 Teaser

The Rio Olympics are over for another four years and I’ll be honest and say that I only watched a combined time of about…10 minutes of it. One part that I really look forward to are the closing ceremony shenanigans, however I didn’t get a chance to watch them as I was busy on It’s […]

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Anime Events

SMASH! 2016 Update – Second Confirmed Guest

SMASH! 2016 is getting closer and closer and we’ve just heard the exciting news of a second guest being confirmed. Japanese voice actress AI NONAKA has been confirmed as attending SMASH! this year. I’ve included all the important information below straight from the press release. Sydney, NSW, June 6th, 2016 — Sydney’s #1 Japanese pop-culture convention, […]

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Movies

New Trailer For Doraemon Feature Film

Here’s a new trailer for the upcoming 3DCG film starring everyone’s favourite blue robotic cat, Doraemon. The movie is being co-directed by Takashi Yamazaki who previously helmed Always, Space Battleship Yamato and Ryuichi Yagi who has Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki  on his resume. Based on the 1st episode of the manga, “Mirai no Kuni Kara Harubaru to”, Stand by Me Doraemon will be hitting […]

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Magazine

Doraemon Promo Hits Magazine Covers

Doraemon is a staple in Japan, having been around for a number of years now. To mark the release of his new feature film, Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon ~Peko and the Exploration Party of Five, magazine publisher, Shogakukan, will be running a promotion for the blue cat. Starting back on February 15th and spanning up until April 7th, […]

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Movies

Japan Box Office Report – March 9th/10th

It’s been a while since we checked but let’s see how the movie theatres in Japan are doing. Time to have a quick peek at what’s showing and what’s on top of the charts. The brand spanking new ‘Doraemon’ movie which we earlier reported on has taken out the first spot on the weekend while ‘Oz: […]

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Anime Japan Movies Music

Perfume And Doraemon Team Up

J-Pop trio, Perfume, were recently in the limelight but not for the release of a new album, well not really. The trio was announcing at a press event that they were supplying the theme song to Doraemon’s latest animated feature, Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Dougu Museum. Doraemon of course being the robotic blue cat and his […]

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Events Japan

Doraemon Banned In Bangladesh

In surprising news today, we hear that the loveable, blue robot cat, Doraemon, has been banned in Bangladesh. The reason being given is that youngsters watching the Hindi dubbed anime are having difficulties learning their native tongue of Bengali. Hasanul Haque Inu, the Information Minister, announced on Friday, during a Parliament session, that an official […]

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People Pop Culture

Jean Reno As Doraemon For Toyota Commercial

Another year draws to a close as car manufacturer, Toyota, throws another commercial into the mix for their ReBorn campaign representing their new “Crown” car company. This commercial features French actor, Jean Reno, as lovable Japanese robotic cat, Doraemeon. The ad also stars comedian/actor/director Beat Takeshi seen in MXC, Battle Royale and Zatochi, as a reborn reincarnation […]

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Anime Pop Culture

Doraemon Will Be Born In 100 Years Time

Japanese robotic cat, Doraemon, will be having a birthday…in 100 years time! According to the Doraemon timeline, he was born in a factory on September 3, 2112, so that’s a little under 100 years from now. The cat was the brainchild of Fujiko Fujio, otherwise known as Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko. Who knows, maybe in 100 years […]

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Music People

Atsuko Maeda From AKB48 In Toyota Commercial

Japan is currently airing an ad on tv featuring a couple of familiar faces, first up there is Hollywood heavyweight Jean Reno alongside Atsuko Maeda from Japanese power group, AKB48. In the ad, Doraemon shows a young man, Nobita san, how much better life could be if he had a car with Maeda playing the […]